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Education in Somalia Presentation

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Education in Somalia

With EDC radio programs, education can reach camps in Somalia.

Radio programming and children's book projects undertaken by EDC (Education Development Center) in Somalia

Presenter: Mukhtar I Gaaddasaar, teaching specialist in CCE and Humphrey Public Affairs student

Monday, April 5, 2010
11:45 to 1:15
325 Ed Sciences

Pizza will be served!
RSVP to wils1309@umn.edu

Movie Screening and Discussion With Ali Selim

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The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature presents:
Award-winning Writer and Director of Sweet Land
Ali Selim
Tuesday, March 30
5:00 p.m. - Discussion and Q&A , 275 Nicholson Hall
6:00 p.m. - Reception immediately to follow in 135 Nicholson Hall

The CSCL Student Association will be screening Sweet Land at 2:45 p.m. in Nicholson Hall on March 30, prior to the discussion.

Please note: Ali Selim will also be conducting a Master Filmmaking Class in SCMC 3202 - Intermediate Digital Filmmaking from 2:00-4:30 p.m. on March 30 in 135 Nicholson Hall and is open to all students.

Students! This is a GREAT opportunity to meet and talk with one of the most well-known and respected filmmakers from Minnesota who has received national and international recognition and awards for his outstanding documentary, film, and commercial projects. There will be a reception to follow to personally meet Ali Selim, so make this one of your top priorities of events to attend this spring - see you there!

CLA More Than a Major Fair

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The CLA Student Board presents the CLA "More Than A Major Fair" on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in the Willey Hall Concourse from 10-2. The CLA Major Fair is an event for students who are looking for information regarding CLA Departments and the majors and minors that they offer. Students have an opportunity to meet with academic and departmental advisers who can provide information and guidance for declaring and meeting requirements for their major/minor. All students enrolled at the University of Minnesota are welcome to attend.

Abercrombie & Fitch Interviews

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Abercrombie & Fitch will be interviewing on campus for Thursday, April 15! Please check out the interview schedule steps, procedures, and guidelines in GoldPASS at www.goldpass.umn.edu

Hmong Career Workshop Series

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Fridays: April 9, 16, & 23
2:30-4:00pm
16 Folwell Hall, Minneapolis Campus
Attend this three part workshop series to learn the skills needed for finding part-time jobs, internships or full-time positions related to your major! A small group format will allow you to ask questions and discuss issues that may be unique to you as a Hmong student! Free and open to University of Minnesota students in all majors and years in school. Registration for the workshop series is required. Space is limited to the first 30 students who sign up. For details and to register visit http://z.umn.edu/hmongworkshop

Community School of Excellence Positions

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Attention Education Professionals: Community School of Excellence recruiting for SEVERAL positions!

The community school of excellence, a charter school focused on the culture and language of the Hmong people is hiring for MULTIPLE licensed and non-licensed positions. Several opportunities are posted on GoldPASS and include the application instructions. Please visit GoldPASS at www.goldpass.umn.edu and search for Community School of Excellence for the complete listings. Feel free to explore their website for more details on the school at
http://www.csemn.org/

Faculty Seminar Series

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Faculty Seminar Series
Wednesday March 31, 2010
11:45 AM- 1:15 PM
28 Peik Hall
Topic: Rational Number Project (RNP)
Presenter: Professor Kathy Cramer

The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a long-term research and development project focusing on the teaching and learning of fractions, decimals, and proportionality. Between 1979 and 2009, the RNP group has received over $4,500,000 in external support from the National Science Foundation. Thomas Post was one of the founding members of this project working closely with Merlyn Behr, Northern Illinois University and Richard Lesh, Indiana University. I became involved with the RNP as a graduate student on the first grant and became Co-PI and PI on later grants.

At this session I will share with you the history of the RNP project highlighting the major products of this research and curriculum development project related to young children's understanding of initial fraction ideas. I will end the session by sharing our current work that has been funded by the NSF in the latest RNP grant. This work focused on teaching and learning of fraction operations with 6th graders. Terry Wyberg and I partnered with Minneapolis Public Schools in this latest endeavor.

Come join us for a stimulating presentation/discussion along with pizza from MESA and a cold drink.

Mayo Clinic Info Sessions

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MAYO CLINIC (Informational Sessions)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Walter Library, Room 402
Representatives: Tracy Steele and Colleen Pelkey
Topics: What is needed to be a competitive applicant when applying to Mayo Clinic; How Mayo is using new technologies and social media to connect with students about job opportunities.

Session 1: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Open Forum (Staff only): 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Session 2: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

TRIO Upward Bound Job Opportunities

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University of Minnesota-CEHD TRIO Upward Bound is seeking tutors, office assistants, and instructors to serve youth of our Minneapolis community for the summer 2010 program! TRIO Upward Bound is a United State Department of Education college preparation program for high potential, low-income, first generation college-bound students. TRIO Upward Bound generates the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in post-secondary education. We need candidates that meet the following qualifications:

1. College students or college graduates pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, English, math, liberal arts, teaching, curriculum/instruction, etc.

2. Have passion for, commitment towards, and dedication for working with youth.

3. Have comfort and/or experience working with diverse students.

If you (or anyone you know) are interested in serving the youth, having an impact on our communities, AND generating some income, please visit:
www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound/employment.html

To complete an application submit the following via email to the appropriate staff below:
-Cover Letter (describe what position you are interested in and supporting qualifications)
-Resume
-References
-Transcripts

Residential/Dorm
Ms. Lupe Castillo
Email: casti006@umn.edu (612) 625-6626

Academic/Classroom
Ms. Tricia Wilkinson
Email: wilk0151@umn.edu (612) 625-3369

Administrative:
Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson
Email: echa0001@umn.edu (612) 624-0865

Abercrombie & Fitch Manager-in-Training

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Representatives from Abercrombie & Fitch are coming to the St. Paul Campus next Thursday, April 1st at 6:00pm to give students the inside scoop on Manager-in-Training opportunities at local, nationwide, and international retail stores.

Please RSVP online at http://z.umn.edu/abercrombie

Manager in Training Job Description

The Manager in Training program is a blended learning program focused on immersing the trainee in all aspects of managing a multi-million dollar business for Abercrombie & Fitch. Training takes place in any of our domestic or international store locations. Each week of the program focuses on a different aspect of running the business. Every week the trainee will learn about different principles of management, including store operations, recruiting, diversity, human resources, stockroom systems, visual merchandising and creating the best store experience. The trainee will interact daily with the Store Manager and at least weekly with the District Manager. As an integral part of training, the Store Manager and District Manager facilitate coaching as well as conduct weekly assessments and performance evaluations. This program is the first step for store executives, as we strongly advocate a philosophy of promotion from within. The Manager in Training must successfully complete the training program to be moved into an Assistant Manager role.

Equity and Diversity Symposium

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We are pleased to announce the first semi-annual daylong equity and
diversity symposium for faculty, students, staff, and community focused on
working both as individuals and as Partners in Change toward institutional
transformation. This inaugural symposium will be held on Thursday, April
29th at the Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St.
Paul Campus. The symposium is limited to 80 participants, so please act
quickly to register yourself, or someone from your college or unit! We look
forward to sharing this opportunity to strengthen our partnerships, move
from commitment to practice, and deepen our understanding of how to achieve
institutional transformation through equity and diversity.

Please visit the summit website for more details:
http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/summit.html

To RSVP for this event click here: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Events/Summit/

AmeriCorps Interest Meeting & Career Panel

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Thursday, April 22nd
3:00pm-4:30pm
Education Sciences Room 325

Not sure what to do when you graduate? Come learn about the AmeriCorps program, there are more than 75,000 positions across the country. Hear the first-hand experiences from panelists in AmeriCorps positions, learn about the benefits to working AmeriCorps positions, and the next steps to apply.

Questions? Please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD career services for more information and/or accommodation requests at 612.626.7432 or by email at soderbea@umn.edu

Health Careers Center Webinar

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The Health Careers Center would like to invite you to attend a webinar to learn more about the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service), put on by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: 2-565 Moos Tower, Health Careers Center

The University of Minnesota Health Careers Center and The American Association of Medical Colleges Presents a Webinar to review the:
-AMCAS application,
-Letter Writer Application
-Advisor Information System and more…

This event will provide you with increased confidence when advising your students about the application.

Please RSVP your intent to attend by April 2, 2010 to Laura Fyfe at port0215@umn.edu or call 612-624-6767. If you have questions you'd like answered by HCC staff, or AMCAS staff, please send those with your RSVP.

Presenters:
Stone Kyambadde Ndibassa
Richard Amatre
Mathias Lule
Nyiima Jackson Ntanda Semanyi

Each of the presenters was nominated by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to participate in the "International Sport Connection" (ISC) Soccer coach exchange/training program. The ISC, which includes partners from the University of Minnesota and Macalester College, received funding from the Sports United Office of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The talk will be led by Stone Kyambadde, who was featured in Stephen Covey's best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and has been an invited speaker for NASA and the U.S. Navy.

WHEN: Monday, March 29, 2010
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE: 206 Cooke Hall

This event is co-sponsored by Global Spotlight, the Office of International Programs' biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2009-2010, the focus will be on the continent of Africa and the issue of Water in the World.

Please RSVP to Lis Wilson at wils1309@umn.edu

The CEHD Alumni Society is partnering with the college's Undergraduate
Student Board to host Making Connections: alumni and student networking.
Alumni from all fields are encouraged to attend this night of networking in
the Burton Hall Atrium on Wednesday, April 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Building relationships with current undergraduate students provides them
insight into career options after college and serves as an important
learning experience. We hope you'll join us for this special event.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and door prizes will be awarded.
Please RSVP by April 16 to Heather Pena at hpena@umn.edu with Making
Connections: alumni and student networking event in the subject line.

Career Stimulus Package Workshops

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For Graduate and Professional Students

For more info and to register,
http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/default.asp?list=grad

Identifying Job Options and Conducting a Search in a Tough Economy
March 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.-- 131 Physics Building

CV/Résumé Building and Formatting for Academia and Industry
March 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m.-- 1701 University Ave. Room 14 (across from Armory)

Effective Interviewing for Academia and Industry
April 1, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.-- 2-101 Hasselmo Hall

Coffee With the Times

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Coffee with the Times

Thursday, 25 March, 10:30-11:45 AM
Room 227 Burton Hall

Telling Stories in Pictures
A presentation by Ozier Muhammud
Photojournalist with The New York Times

The New York Times and the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning would like to invite the University of Minnesota community to this event.

Mr. Muhammud with present his portfolio from his recent assignment following the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He will also be available for questions and discussion, following his presentation. Presentation will begin at 10:45.

Any and all interested in the recent events in Haiti, journalism, visual arts, writing, and issues pertaining to poverty and development are urged to attend.

Coffee and pastry will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

To learn more about Ozier Muhammud's work: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/assignment-22/

For more information, contact Paul Wilson at 612/801-6735.

The last two Wednesdays in April, the Learning Abroad Center will host the annual International Experience Series. This annual information session is designed for students to learn more about international opportunities.

April 21: Teaching English Abroad--Join us for free pizza and hear how to find teaching opportunities around the world. Former and current teachers will share their own stories, and visitors from organizations will talk about finding a position through an organized program. 110 Heller Hall--4:00 p.m.

April 28: Volunteering Abroad--Join us for free pizza and meet with a Peace Corps representative to learn what opportunities may be available to you after you graduate. Local volunteer program representatives will also join us to share their knowledge on short-term volunteer opportunities. 110 Heller Hall--4:00 p.m.

Spend the summer in the dirt...

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You will garden, teach, and study at one of four school-based gardens in North Minneapolis:

• Plymouth Youth Center

• Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

• Hmong International Academy

• CityView Elementary

by taking CI 5540: Service Learning and Urban Science Education
The course is designed for undergraduates and will integrate theories of service learning and urban science education. You will work with elementary students to teach science through the context of gardening. No prerequisites required. Class will meet at University of Minnesota UROC building in North Minneapolis and at School based gardens. For more information email upadh006@umn.edu.

CI 5540 Service Learning in Urban Science Education Context, 3 credit,
Taught by, Bhaskar Upadhyay
Class Time: 9-12 7/7/2010-8/5/2010
Class Lecture/Discussion: 7/7 - 7/13; 7/22; 8/5 (M, T, W, Th)
Service Learning: 7/14 -7/21; 7/26 - 8/4 (M-Th) [3-4hrs/day]

FULBRIGHT INFO SESSIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

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FULBRIGHT INFO SESSIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES (FOR 2011-12 FULBRIGHT GRANTS) Monday April 5, 12:00-1:00, 135 Blegen Hall Tuesday April 6, 3:35-4:30, 275 Nicholson Hall Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S.
Student Program, which provides generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad each year in over 100 countries. U.S.
citizenship is required. Current juniors who have strong academic records are especially encouraged to attend an info session to learn how to apply for a Fulbright for 2011-12. Other interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

MN Education Job Fair Prep Workshop

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MN Education Job Fair Prep Workshop
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Peik Gym G-55
4:00-5:00pm

Are you registered to attend the MN Education Job Fair but wondering how prepare? Join us for the MN Education Job Fair prep workshop where you'll receive strategies to navigate the job fair and learn how to network with district recruiters.

2010 Minnesota Education Job Fair

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2010 Minnesota Education Job Fair
Monday, April 19, 2010 | Minneapolis Hyatt Regency Hotel
10:00am - 3:00pm Employer Booths Open
10:00am - 2:00pm CEHD Alumni Society Hospitality Suite | Lake Superior Room
10:00am - 5:00pm Interviewing Area Open

Visit http://mcucsa.org/mnedfair/ for more information about participating districts and districts that interview on-site.

To attend the job fair, students and alumni must:
Be educated at a Minnesota college or university and licensed to teach or be qualified for an educational service are such as: counselor, speech therapist, or social worker, etc. by January 2011. All other candidates are prohibited from attending.

Registration:
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) students and alumni must pre-register through CEHD Career Services at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career, by Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:30pm.

Questions? Contact Sarah Covert at scovert@umn.edu or 612-624-4650.

Teacher Career Panel

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Teacher Career Panel
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Peik Gym, G55
5:30-6:30pm

This is your chance to learn about the teacher job search from professionals in the field. There will be an opportunity for questions, so please come prepared. Pizza will be served on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by the CEHD Community Service Scholars, CEHD Career Services, and CEHD Alumni Relations.

CSPP Career Panel

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CSPP Career Panel
Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:45-2:00pm
325 Education Sciences Building

Explore career options in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) by hearing from alumni, current professionals in the field, who work in a variety of counseling settings such as K-12 school counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Join us to learn more!

Making a Connection: CEHD Student/Alumni Networking Event
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Burton Hall Atrium
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Idealist.org Non-Profit Job Fair

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Please mark your calendars for the Idealist Non-Profit Job Fair. The event will be held from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The Working for Change Conference explores social justice-oriented careers, with a particular focus on jobs in the nonprofit sector. There will be speakers, workshops, and panels throughout the day. Attend only those sessions that interest you, or come for the whole day. Career professionals will also be on hand to review and edit resumes.

The nonprofit career fair will consist of:

An informal networking period for nonprofit recruiters and representatives from local colleges and university offices of career services.

The fair itself, where job seekers can distribute resumes and speak with nonprofit recruiters about current and future employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

Free information sessions offering nonprofit career advice to all job seekers.
For more details and event registration, please visit www.idealist.org

For more info and to register,
http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/default.asp?list=grad

Identifying Job Options and Conducting a Search in a Tough Economy
March 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 131 Physics Building

CV/Résumé Building and Formatting for Academia and Industry
March 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 1701 University Ave. Room 14 (across from Armory)

Effective Interviewing for Academia and Industry
April 1, 4:00- 6:00 p.m. 2-101 Hasselmo Hall


And NEW Resources:

Graduate and Professional Students Guide to Career Planning
http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/gradguide/

Friday Grad Commons, http://www.grad.umn.edu/GradCommons/index.html is a weekly gathering place for graduate students seeking a place to write, to attend hands-on workshops, to meet with teaching and career consultants, and to talk with peers.

Virtual Graduate Student Commons,
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/gradcommons/index.html
New academic and professional development resources for University of Minnesota Graduate & Professional Students as well as Postdoctoral fellows.

It's time for your senior appointment!

Your senior year can be a time of stress, anxiety and uncertainty as you prepare and plan for your future. CEHD Career Services is here to assist and support you through your transition to the "real world".

We invite you to schedule a senior appointment with one of our career counselors today.

Call 612-625-3339 or stop- by 360 Education Sciences Building .

What happens in a senior appointment?
An appointment with a career counselor is scheduled for 1 hour. Appointments
are an opportunity to:

-Discuss career options for your major

-Learn successful job search strategies

-Review your resume and cover letter

-Work on interviewing skills

-Identify your interests and strengths

-Receive support for the graduate school application process

Visit our website!
-GoldPASS (on-line job postings) www.goldpass.umn.edu

During your senior year
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/degrees/year.html

Job search strategies
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/search/default.html

Join the CEHD Alumni and
Student Networking Group on LinkedIn
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/networking/social/default.html

On-line Career Workshops
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/workshops/

InterviewStream
http://campus.interviewstream.com/login/?schoolid=293

Take a career (FREE) assessment
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/assessment/default.html

Assistant Pool Manager Summer Position

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ATTENTION: Summer Job Opportunity!

POSITION: Assistant Pool Manager

DEPARTMENT: Recreation

SALARY: $14 -$16/hour

HOURS:
Generally 24 hours/wk 5:15-8:45pm Monday thru Friday and alternating weekends. Other hours may be required.

Seasonal Position: June 12 - August 15, 2010

CONTACT: Recreation Department 763-531-0052

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2010

Position Objective:
To assist in the management of a municipal pool and waterslide operation. Is assistant to the Pool manager in authority and responsibility for the operation of the facility.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum age: 21. Certifications in First Aid, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. Two years experience in teaching and guarding at a swimming pool or beach. Six months supervisory experience in any field.

Please check out the complete job description and application process on GoldPASS at www.goldpass.umn.edu and search for job number 49534.

Gopher Greeter Volunteer Position

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We Are Minnesota Spirit Initiative

Gopher Greeter Volunteer Position- University of Minnesota

TITLE: Gopher Greeter
TERM: August 16-April 15, 2011 (approximately 15 games worked in total)

APPLICATIONS DUE: March 30, 2010 by 4:00 pm in room 500 Coffman Union or via
e-mail to sportsmanship@umn.edu

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Gopher Greeters are primarily responsible for greeting and assisting fans during Gopher Athletic events, including Football, Men's Basketball, and Men's Hockey. They interact with fans before each home game by welcoming them to campus, answering questions, and handing out give-away items.

Application Process:
You can obtain an application by emailing sportsmanship@umn.edu
Drop off in room 500 Coffman Memorial Union (at the front desk) or e-mail
sportsmanship@umn.edu

SUA Internship Position

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STUDENT UNIONS & ACTIVITIES
Internship Opportunity Position

Sportsmanship Internship

The Sportsmanship Internship is a Student Leader Position; as such it is not a paid position and therefore is not paid a salary or an hourly rate. The Sportsmanship Interns will receive a cash stipend.

TERM: April 19, 2010- April 22, 2011

The mission of the We Are.Minnesota Spirit Initiative is to lead the University of Minnesota community in fan participation, spirit, and behavior. The group is co-advised by Student Unions & Activities/Office for Student Affairs and the University of Minnesota Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Interns are responsible for convening a group of interested students, working with student spirit sections for men's hockey, men's basketball, and football, and initiating new traditions created by the council for all Gopher Sports teams. Interns will assist in planning, overseeing, implementing and evaluating the spirit initiative through the effective and efficient use of personnel, funding, resources, and campus services.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The complete job description and application procedure can be found online
at https://employment.umn.edu (keyword "sportsmanship")

*Letter of interest
*Recent, complete resume
*An unofficial copy of your transcript

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

March Diversity Dialogues

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Diversity Dialogues Presents:
Annie Mogush Mason
Tuesday, March 9th
12 Noon in 40 Peik Hall
Co-constructing the culturally relevant teacher and researcher (Struggles to define and enact it)

Annie will present excerpts from two interviews with Head Start teachers during which she and the teachers rely on co-constructed definitions of "culture" and "cultural relevance" in a Native American setting. After sharing a preliminary conversation analysis of the two excerpts, Annie will invite discussion about how to engage in critical research when the researchers and participants are working from different definitions of key concepts. Together, we will explore questions about static versus dynamic definitions of culture, legacies of domination, and the utility of interviews as a data source.

Please bring a bag lunch if you like!

Beyond Teaching: Careers in Education

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Thursday, April 8
325 Education Sciences Building
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
4:30 -5:00 p.m. - Networking
This event is open to ALL U of M students (undergraduate and graduate)

Do you want to work in education but explore career opportunities beyond teaching? There are many ways you can have a career in education without being a classroom teacher. Come to this panel to listen to professionals who work in the field of education.

Hear from panelists who work in a variety of roles including: educational programs at the Weisman Museum, education policy, student affairs for a university, curriculum design for an international school, AmeriCorps and Teach for America program coordinators and more. You'll learn about the panelists' academic backgrounds, career experiences and how they got where they are. Panelists will provide tips and ideas on how to have a successful career in education.

Questions?
Contact a member of the event planning committee:
CEHD Career Services: Angie Soderberg at 612-626-7432 or hirecehd@umn.edu
CLA Career Services: Beth or Meaghan at 612-624-7577 or hirecla@umn.edu

CEHD on LinkedIn

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Join the new CEHD alumni & student networking group on LinkedIn!

CEHD Career Services in collaboration with CEHD alumni relations created the CEHD alumni & student networking group on LinkedIn, the online social networking site for professionals, as another way for students and alumni to network, provide referrals, and share industry and career information.

To learn more about LinkedIn and to join the group, visit http://www.cehd.umn.edu/career/networking/social/

Friday Graduate Students Commons

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FRIDAY GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS
Quiet space: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Individual consultations: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: N-119 Elliott Hall, East Bank

The "Friday Grad Commons" is a collaboration of multiple units across campus to provide graduate students with a quiet space in which to read/write and to also consult with staff and faculty on a wide range of topics related to the graduate student experience. Each Friday will feature a specific topic and University staff/faculty with expertise on that topic will be available for individual consultations.

Registration is required to use the space and to seek consultation.
Register at: www.grad.umn.edu/GradCommons

Topics of individual consultations:
March 5 Getting published (quiet space starts at 10:30 a.m.)
March 12 Grant seeking and writing
March 26 Job searches/current job markets and networking
April 2 Academic and non-academic job searches
April 9 Integrating work and life
April 16 Job searches and networking

Virtual Graduate Student Commons: www.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/gradcommons
Academic/Professional Development Workshops: www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops

Therapy Careers in Health Care

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Tuesday, March 9 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Health Careers Center Classroom
Moos Tower Room 2-565

This panel will focus on "therapy" careers, panelists will include:
-Occupational Therapy
-Physical Therapy
-Speech Therapy
-Audiology
-Music Therapy
-Marriage and Family Therapy

Students will get a chance to hear our panelists' stories and ask them questions about their jobs and lives.

The Health and Natural Sciences Student Community and the Health Careers Center have teamed up to offer this series.

Dr. Walden Bello, Congressman, Republic of the Philippines and Founder, Focus on the Global South
March 8th, 7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center

Discussion with Walden Bello
March 9th, 2:00-4:00 pm, Freeman Commons, 205 Humphrey Center

Walden Bello is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives author of numerous books including Against the Grain: The Global Food Crisis (forthcoming), Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire (2005), The Anti Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines (2004) and Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy (2004). He obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 1975 and has been a full professor at the University of the Philippines at Diliman since 1997.

An academic as well as an activist, Bello was the lead author of Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines (1982) which was credited as contributing to the emergence of a critical mass of middle class opposition to the dictator Ferdinand Marcos that eventually led to his overthrow in 1986. His book Dragons in Distress: Asia's Miracle Economies in Crisis (1990), co-authored with Stephanie Rosenfeld, is widely regarded as having anticipated the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Professor Bello has also been a leader of peace delegations to Iraq and Lebanon.

Minnesota State Patrol Career Opportunity

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Grab the wheel for an exciting career with the Minnesota State Patrol.

Nearly 600 state troopers patrol Minnesota roads to provide for the safe, efficient movement of traffic on Minnesota's roadways. In addition to conducting traffic safety enforcement activity, troopers conduct blood runs, flight patrols, assist other law enforcement agencies, conduct search and rescue missions, and serve as a vital component of the state's homeland security efforts.

No prior law enforcement experience necessary.
-2 or 4 year degree in any discipline
-Paid training
-State benefits
-Company car
-Starting pay $48,191

Health Career Exploration Panels

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Curious about the wide variety of options in health care? Want to hear from professionals about how they got their job and what their day is like? Join us for Health Career Exploration Panels

2:30-4:00 Tuesday, March 9
in the Health Careers Center
(2-565 Moos Tower)

Therapy Careers such as: Speech Therapist, Music Therapist, Dental Therapist, Physical Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

Questions? Contact the Health & Natural Sciences Student Community, 612-624-6044
Watch for the last panel on April 13

Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship

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Ana was an active member of ASTD-TCC, PMI-MN, and a student in the UST Human Resources and Change Leadership program. She was full of life and curiosity about our knowledge area but struck down by cancer at an early age.

In honor of Ana - this $2,000 scholarship is jointly sponsored by ASTD-TCC and PMI-MN and is for an adult learner (anyone over the age of 18) to help them pursue further education in our field.

APPLY TODAY!!!

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2010. The award decision will be made by July 31st.

Who should consider applying?
People who are accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program in the following fields:
-Project management
-Human resources development
-Organizational development
-Adult education
-Special education

For more details on the scholarship, or to apply, please visit www.astd-tcc.org and click on the Resources tab, Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship.

Career Stimulus Package Workshops

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For more info and to register,
http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/default.asp?list=grad

Identifying Job Options and Conducting a Search in a Tough Economy
-- March 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
-- 131 Physics Building

CV/Résumé Building and Formatting for Academia and Industry
-- March 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
-- 1701 University Ave. Room 14 (across from Armory)

Effective Interviewing for Academia and Industry
-- April 1, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
-- 2-101 Hasselmo Hall


NEW! Graduate and Professional Students Guide to Career Planning
http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/gradguide/

-- Friday Grad Commons, http://www.grad.umn.edu/GradCommons/index.html
is a weekly gathering place for graduate students seeking a place to write,
to attend hands-on workshops, to meet with teaching and career consultants,
and to talk with peers.

-- Virtual Graduate Student Commons,
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/gradcommons/index.html
New academic and professional development resources for University of
Minnesota Graduate & Professional Students as well as Postdoctoral fellows.

Faculty, staff, and students across the College will be presenting at the upcoming CIES conference in Chicago (March 1-5th). There will also be a University of Minnesota reception on Wednesday, March 3rd from 7:30-9:30 p.m. that will highlight the work of students and faculty. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to wear a UM t-shirt to emphasize our UM spirit. We hope to see you next week at the CIES conference!

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